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Film Info
  • Year: 2017
  • Film Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
  • Origin: Switzerland
  • Runtime: 96 mins
  • Color
  • Language: Swiss-German
  • Subtitles: English


Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason why women still did not have to right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film at Tribeca) a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader. After organizing the village’s first meeting to support women getting the right to vote, her family is mocked, bullied, and shunned. Despite the obstacles and backlash, Nora perseveres and convinces the village women to go on strike, abandoning their homes and families. A strong ensemble cast brings the story to its inspirational conclusion when Swiss women finally secure the right to vote in 1971. The Divine Order is a heartfelt and captivating film about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice. —Dan Hunt, Tribeca Film Festival

THE DIVINE ORDER will open in theaters on October 27, 2017.

The Divine Order is a Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call 212-274-1989.

Petra Volpe




Venue City State Date
Traverse City Film Festival Traverse City MI July 23, 27 & 29, 2017
Sedona International Film Festival
League of Women Voters Opening Night
Sedona AZ August 15, 2017
Alamo Winchester Winchester VA September 30, 2017
Portland German Film Festival
Closing Night Film
Portland OR October 10, 2017
Film Forum New York NY Starts October 27, 2017